Penalolen Sauvignon Blanc 2011

Sauvignon Blanc from Chile, South America

Item No. 111824
  • white wine
  • WE89
  • ST87
Style: Light & Crisp

Wine Style Guide

Light & Crisp

Light to medium bodied wines that are high in acid and light to medium fruit. Typically no oak.

Fruity & Smooth

Light to medium bodied wines with lots of juicy fruit, typically medium acid and medium oak.

Rich & Creamy

Full bodied wines that have typically undergone malo-lactic fermentation and/or spent time in oak.

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Winemaker's Notes

This delightful wine is made from fruit from the cool Casablanca Valley and demonstrates the promise of Chile's celebrated grape. It owes its complexity to the purity of the 100% Sauvignon Blanc fruit and skillful winemaking rather than external influences, such as oak. The aromas of mandarin orange and lemon zest, with an underpinning of ginger, harmonize nicely with ripe tropical and citrus flavors. The succulent ripeness coupled with brisk acidity ensure a refreshing and lasting finish, making this wine a classic partner with food.

Critical Acclaim

"This delightful white wine owes its complexity to the purity of excellent fruit. Brisk acidity ensures a refreshing, lasting finish — make this wine a classic partner with food."
89 Points

"Light yellow. Bright, pungent scents of lime zest and pink grapefruit, with a zesty jalapeno accent. Racy, firm and dry, with riper suggestions of pear and beeswax giving depth to the citrus flavors. Finishes dusty and firm, with modest persistence but good clarity."
87 Points

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Style: Light & Crisp
This wine has too much of minerals and graphite flavour for me as well as a very dry nose. Tried it solo or paired with fish and it did not met my taste preferences.
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Learn About Penalolen Map ItMap It

This winery was founded by the superstar winemaker of Chile, Ignacio Recabarren, and vineyard owner Ricardo Peña. The wine is estate grown and bottled with all the fruit harvested from the winery's own two vineyards. Viña Peñalolén is dedicated to producing the best expression of fruit and soil from the Maipo and Casablanca Valley's, resulting in wines of pedigree and complexity.

Learn About Chile

(CHEE-lay) Long and thin, Chile has a lot of land north to south. The wine region here is a series of districts based near Santiago. The vineyards are protected by the Pacific on the west and the Andes mountains on the east. This could help explain why the climate changes more from east to west than north to south - also why the country has remained phylloxera free....

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Learn About Sauvignon Blanc

Sauvignon Blanc (so-veen-YAWN blahnk) One of the most distinctive grapes, Sauvignon Blanc is a highly aromatic variety that does well in both the old and new world. From the Loire Valley of France to Marlborough in New Zealand, Sauvignon Blanc has found many regions that bring out its unique and delicious flavors. Notable Facts Sauvignon Blanc's home...

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